broccoli risotto recipe

Risotto is a very traditional dish that is very successful. Check out a recipe for broccoli risotto with cheese that’s sensational.

There are several risotto recipes out there, one tastier than the other. For those who love the dish, there is no shortage of options for a change. So, today we bring you a delicious recipe for broccoli risotto so that no one can transgress.

By the way, this recipe which besides being tasty is very easy to make, unlike what many people think is the preparation of risotto. In this way, it is a good option to serve at dinner, whether it is a simple dinner just for you or on a more special occasion, with a romantic dinner for two.

Anyway, preparation time is 45 minutes and makes up to 4 servings.

Take the opportunity to also check out our shrimp risotto recipe.

broccoli risotto recipe


  • 400 g arborio rice
  • 1 medium onion very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 and 1/2 liters of chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
  • 200 g broccoli (florets only) (check out 4 tips to know when broccoli is spoiled)
  • 100 g semi-chilled Minas cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup (tea) fresh cream milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method of preparation

  1. Let’s first sauté the finely chopped onion in half the butter.
  2. At this stage it is important not to let the onion brown, but just keep it soft.
  3. Then add the rice arborio and saute for a few minutes then add the white wine.
  4. Let it evaporate over high heat and then start adding the chicken stock little by little.
  5. As the risotto liquid dries up, add more chicken stock.
  6. When you reach half of the sauce, add the broccoli and continue cooking.
  7. Then add the cubed cheese and the cream for another two minutes until the cheese starts to melt.
  8. Then remove from the heat and add the rest of the butter and Parmesan and mix.
  9. Finally season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. That’s it, the broccoli risotto is ready to be served.

Broccoli risotto cooking tips

  • As for the chicken broth that will be added to the risotto during cooking, ideally, the sauce should be at a temperature close to boiling.
  • By the way, you can use a homemade vegetable broth or the broth from cooking the chicken, which will add even more flavor to the risotto. But if you don’t have it ready, you can dissolve 1 tablet of vegetable broth in 6 cups of boiling water.
  • As for the cheese half cured, if you don’t have it you can replace it with mozzarella.
  • Another important tip: no need to wash the rice.
  • At the end, sprinkle parmesan on top and a green mint leaf.
  • When serving your broccoli risotto, ideally accompanied by a salad and of course a good white wine. By the way, check out 6 foolproof tips to avoid making the wrong choice of wine.

So what did you think of this recipe? By the way, also learn how to make easy three-cheese risotto.

Sources: All Tasty Income Food and Recipes

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